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McCorory, Team USA take silver at worlds in 4x400 relay as Jamaican passes her

McCorory, Team USA take silver at worlds in 4x400 relay as Jamaican passes her

BEIJING — Just 10 meters separated Francena McCorory and her United States 4x400-meter relay teammates from gold medals in the next-to-last event of the 15th World Championships of Track and Field at Bird’s Nest Stadium. McCorory’s plan: Hold the lead on the anchor leg of the 4x400 Sunday and celebrate with her relay partners in the best possible way as the biennial global meet raced to a close. But in a stunning moment, Novlene Williams-Mills, a McCorory rival of long standing on the international circuit, rallied to pass her and give the race to her Jamaican team, 3 minutes, 19:13 seconds to 3:19.44. Clearly disappointed, McCorory, a Bethel High and Hampton...

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